I am a pragmatic dreamer in love with words.
I have been making up stories ever since I could talk, wrote my first story at age seven, and began writing in earnest in 2007. My first year of NaNo was 2009 and I enjoyed it so immensely that I vowed to do it for the rest of my life. This is my fourth straight year.
My numerous aliases include: IndubitableInk, Acacia45:1, Cacia, Storm, Silver Echoes, bookworm, and Mariel.
Fandoms: Lord of the Rings, Queen's Thief, 100 Cupboards; Fruits Basket, Dengeki Daisy, D.N.Angel, Library Wars; Doctor Who.
Books: "Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you would most like not to lose." – Neil Gaiman
Authors: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, N.D. Wilson, Megan Whalen Turner, G.K. Chesterton, Elizabeth Marie Pope, Rosemary Sutcliff, Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde.
Movies: Lord of the Rings, The Eagle, Tangled, 그 남자의 책 198쪽; Library Wars, Cross Game; Doctor Who, Sherlock.
Music: Relient K, Switchfoot, F.T. Island, 40mP, Vienna Teng, Owl City, Lenka, Deco*27, MBLAQ, C.N. Blue, Kokia, Vivaldi, movie soundtracks, Vocaloid, instrumentals, violin covers of K-pop…
- I dwell in possibilities.
- Reading, writing, editing, plotting, otherwise indulging my logophilia, punctuation (yes, that is a hobby), learning Japanese, procrastinating, listening to music, making graphics, and avoiding driving at all costs.
- Favorite noveling music:
- Anything that strikes my fancy. Soundtracks and instrumentals predominate, but I might choose J-Pop, K-Pop, or Vocaloid depending on my mood and the tone of the scene I am writing. When I need a burst of energy, I turn on my playlist of upbeat, fast-paced electronic music (Rin and Len's "Remote Controller" is a prime example).
- Perpetual student, incessant dreamer, editor dilettante, self-proclaimed hermit.
- Favorite books or authors:
- The Lord of the Rings, The Queen's Thief series, 100 Cupboards trilogy, The Sherwood Ring, Blood of Kings trilogy, The Hobbit, The Chronicles of Narnia, Leepike Ridge, The Man Who Was Thursday, The Perilous Gard, Mara: Daughter of the Nile, The Silver Branch, The Eagle of the Ninth, The Phantom Toolbooth, A Dash of Style...